Event Details

Wednesday, 09 November 2011
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CCCS SEminar Room
Forgan Smith Tower
UQ Location:
Forgan Smith Building (St Lucia)
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Ms Stormy Wehi
Org. Unit:
Communication and Arts

Event Description

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Sheila Malvoney-Chevallier and Constance Borde are translators of the new, first-ever unabridged and complete edition in English of The Second Sex, originally published in 1949. It came out in Great Britain in 2009 (Jonathan Cape) and in April 2010 (Knopf) in the USA.

Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a number of other disciplines to analyse the Western notion of 'woman' and investigate the power of sexuality.

Sixty years after its initial publication, The Second Sex is still as eye-opening and pertinent as ever. This long-awaited new translation pays particular attention to the existentiaist terms and French nuances that may have been misconstrued in the first English edition, and reinstates significant portions of the 'Myths' and 'History' chapters, including Beauvoir's accounts of more than seventy historical female figures that were originally cut out.

A groundbreaking exploration of woman as 'other,' The Second Sex is a document that continues to provoke and inspire; continually and dramatically revising the way women talk and think about themselves.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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